autogyro wrote:Surely the analogy with a roller coaster is the point.
If the fitness needed to survive high g forces for around two hours is the main requirement of an F1 driver, then how much of the old skills has been lost and replaced by technical tricks within the huge raft of regulations designed to layer the illusion.
In other words, how different is driving an F1 car now, from spending time on a good roller coaster and then racing in virtual reality in simulators?
Would save a lot of money.
I think you can probably get the answer to that by lying you on your back in a box in which you can barely see the ground 20m away, shaking your around, putting you under such high G forces that you can't breath, and then asking you to time pushing a lever so accurately that you can stop from 200mph and hit a 1 square foot area. Seriously, to compare driving an F1 car to simply sitting in a rollercoaster is just rediculous.